Talk show host Bill "Crash" Kradich believes he is a player. He has a stage in the third largest market in the country, Chicago, but he is smart enough to see it slipping away. While his peers are hastening the inevitable, Kradich seizes the opportunity presented by forces both seen and unseen. His sister goes mad and in the process exposes the deadly pursuits of her murdered husband and a group known only as The Collectors.
While the storm of deceit and vengeance closes on the horizon, Kradich and his producer use the events to create a new form of talk radio, one devoted to "real-time murder: the motivations, prevention and consequences." Their success is more costly than anyone imagined.